SF Birth Center Blog
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23 months ago, I did what millions of women have done since Eve. I had a baby. After 5 days of indescribable pain, no sleep and weight gain that seemed to transfer to my feet, I could no longer endure anymore. They touched and prodded my stretched and swollen pussy...read more
Grandparents are often eager to help during and after the birth of a grandchild, but it’s important they know how they can be most helpful.read more
While there are risks for pregnant women in their late 30s or 40s, most women of advanced maternal age can have a safe and healthy birth at San Francisco Birth Center.read more
Honoring the “Mother of Civil Rights in California,” the Mary Ellen Pleasant Birthing Suite at San Francisco Birth Center is a spacious room for birth.read more
Building a space that is supportive of birth choices and encourages community is something a younger me dreamed of, and the current me is still in disbelief that it’s become a reality. Helping to create San Francisco Birth Center has been an amazing adventure. I am...read more
Did you know that August 1st – 7th marks World Breastfeeding Week? We honor this week to recognize the benefits and challenges associated with breastfeeding around the world. The first World Breastfeeding Week was celebrated in 1992 with 70 countries taking...read more
Have you ever wondered how your midwife learned her skill or what her credentials mean? Or has your wonderful birth experience made you curious about becoming a midwife yourself? If the answer to either of these questions is “yes” then this post is for you. Let’s...read more
“The best things in life are worth waiting for, fighting for, believing in, and never letting go of.” - Unknown Having a baby involves a lot of waiting. Waiting for those two little lines to appear on that pregnancy test. Waiting to hear the sound of the heartbeat for...read more
For expecting parents in 2018, the hospital isn’t your only delivery location option. For years women have been opting for less conventional birth methods and pain control techniques—and moving out of the hospital room. San Francisco Birth Center can provide a unique...read more
Deundra C. Hundon, Doula Deundra Hundon currently works as a doula and serves on the board of Friends of the San Francisco Birth Center. She hopes to inspire all women, with an extended heart for women of color, to learn about and embrace the power that they have when...read more
Such a welcoming and safe place to give birth. I loved the one on one care and also the group prenatal classes. I always felt heard and the midwives allowed me to be in charge of the birth I wanted. Birthing my baby here was such a powerful and intimate experience and I can't wait to have my second baby here.